• Solving the challenge of mine dewatering

    Interview with Ryan Ng, Regional Business Development Manager Dewatering and Rental Business Manager Philippines, Xylem Inc.   Many of the challenges for pumping in mines remain predictable. As mines become more mature, we have to dig deeper,...

    • Posted November 27, 2017
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  • The OceanaGold Story: Bridging the Mining and Agriculture Gap

    By Maria Paula Tolentino   During a visit to Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, the Philippine Resources Journal was able to take a five-day immersion in one of the country’s biggest gold producers, OceanaGold Philippines Inc’s Didipio Mine. In...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • Seeing beyond the rhetoric

    By Patricia A. O. Bunye   Patricia A. O. Bunye is a senior partner at Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia and head of its mining and energy practice. She is also President of Diwata-Women in Resource Development, Inc....

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • DOE chief gets wide decision-making powers over gas infrastructure investments

    Concentration of power is being vested upon the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of the Secretary on the propounded next phases of investments in the country’s gas sector, Manila Bulletin reported Oct. 28. In the...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • DOE signals LNG importation ahead of Malampaya’s end

    With the highly anticipated signing of the Philippine Natural Gas Regulation (PNGR) Framework, the Department of Energy (DOE) has already set off signal on the kick-off of liquefied natural gas (LNG) importation to satiate the country’s energy...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • House measure to allot P100 million for mapping of Benham Rise

    THE House Committee on Foreign Affairs has endorsed for plenary approval a measure urging Congress to allocate P100 million for the exploration and survey mapping of Benham Rise, BusinessMirror reported. House Resolution (HR) 45, authored by Rep....

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • Cusi invites businessmen to invest in ASEAN’s energy industry

    Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi has invited businessmen to invest in ASEAN’s energy sector, especially in the Philippines, as he touted the region’s “open and transparent market.” “It is now imperative on us to draw in more investments...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • Mineral production at P82 billion in 9 months

    As the value of the country’s metal’s output in the first nine months of the year went up to P82 billion, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) suggested that the Philippines must make good use of its untapped...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • Duterte threatens to close mines that support rebels

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to shut down any mine that supports Maoist rebels waging a protracted guerrilla war to overthrow the government, Reuters reported. The Philippines has been in on-again, off-again peace talks with...

    • Posted November 22, 2017
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  • Open Pit Mining Ban – Should the Philippines Jump Onto the Bandwagon?

    By Fernando Penarroyo   Fernando “Ronnie” Penarroyo is the Managing Partner of Puno and Penarroyo Law Offices (www.punopenalaw.com). He specializes in Energy and Resources Law, Project Finance and Business Development.   Open pit mining or strip mining...

    • Posted November 17, 2017
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